While there are some actors around, who seem to land television hit after television hit, there are also those who are the opposite. There are a few actors around that seem to give a television series the kiss of death and, just from seeing their name in the credits, you know not to get too attached to the show.
One such star is actress Summer Glau. Poor Summer cannot seem to catch a break, as she finds that almost every show she stars in is destined to have a short life span. It is quite surprising really, considering that Summer Glau has a very dedicated and loyal fanbase, which a lot of stars would love to have.
Among the shows to fall foul to Summer Glau the show killer are, Firefly, which aired for one season in 2002-2003, Dollhouse, which had one season in 2009-2010 and The Cape, which ran for one season in 2010.
Then there was Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. When the show was commissioned for a second season, it seemed that the Summer Glau show killer curse had finally been broken. Alas, we spoke too soon, as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles got canned after just two seasons.
So, why is it that Summer Glau cannot seem to get a spot in a long running series? Is it because she chooses Indie/Sci-Fi type shows? Who knows? One thing is for sure though. Despite her show killer reputation, we are still big fans of Summer Glau.